• Question: What's the worst thing about your job ?

    Asked by bonnien to Adil, Amanda, Gail, Jamie, Jo & Lucy, Nicola, Philly, Tuxford on 13 Mar 2018.
    • Photo: Jamie Hynes

      Jamie Hynes answered on 13 Mar 2018:

      I suppose thinking about it, feeling that we could do more for patients if we had the right resources and level of workload. Our sense of compassion and knowledge of how best to care for the people in our communities is restricted if we don’t have enough staff or we’re doing too much paperwork and prescriptions, stuff that takes us away from what we’re highly trained to do.
      We do really well and our patients really value the relationships we build and the trust we earn over time, but putting resource into General Practice is shown to have significant impact on the wellbeing of the whole NHS.
      I think I come up with a different answer each time I’m asked this question! Admin, losing a patient you’ve developed a strong relationship with, handling things when mistakes have been made; all are common relies from GPs with this kind of question. Each when done well and professionally can teach us alot about what’s important to value in day-to-day work.

    • Photo: Philippa Horner

      Philippa Horner answered on 14 Mar 2018:

      For me, the worst thing is when, despite your best efforts, and the efforts of the team around you, you can’t get somebody better or save them. Death is always going to be a part of working in medicine and it doesn’t get easier unfortunately, but you do learn to draw on the support of the team around you to help you get through it.

    • Photo: Gail Allsopp

      Gail Allsopp answered on 14 Mar 2018:

      Not having enough time!!!!